In occasion of the centennial of Bruno Zevi's birth, the association of Italian architectural historians AISTARCH organises a conference to honour Bruno Zevi's lifelong work and research in the field of architecture and modern history, curated by Roberto Dulio and Sergio Pace.


Bruno Zevi (Roma, 1918 - 2000) was an Italian architect and historian. After emigrating to the United States in 1939, he graduated at Harvard University School of Design directed, at that time, by Walter Gropius. In the US, Zevi came into contact with Frank Lloyd Wright, whose approach to architecture highly influenced his ideas and future works.

After returning to Italy and taking part in the Resistance, he promoted the creation of APAO, (Association for Organic Architecture) and Istituto Nazionale di Architettura, founded the periodical Metron and directed L'Architettura, cronache e storia. His research and teaching activities at IUAV in Venice, were moved by the will to educate a generation of architects with critical sensibility, knowledge and awareness to their political role in modern times, and to spread knowledge on architecture to the non-professional public. His research is well known through his numerous publications, among which monographs and articles.


Curator's biographies


Roberto Dulio graduated in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano.  Since 2005, he has been teaching History of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. His researches are mainly focused on modern and contemporary architecture, with a special attention to art and photography. He curated exhibitions and published essays and articles on history of contemporary architecture.

Sergio Pace is Associate Professor of History of Architecture and Coordinator of the Ph.D Program in History and Design at Politecnico di Torino. His researches span from the architecture of the 18th century to contemporary architecture.


Selected bibliography


Zevi, Bruno. Verso un'architettura organica. Saggio sullo sviluppo del pensiero architettonico negli ultimi cinquant'anni. Torino: Einaudi, 1945.

Zevi, Bruno. Saper vedere l'architettura. Saggio sull'interpretazione spaziale dell'architettura. Torino: Einaudi, 1948.

Dulio, Roberto. Introduzione a Bruno Zevi. Roma: GLF Editori Laterza, 2008.